Sorry, late posting on this one!
Hundreds of students from across the city walked out of Newark high schools on Tuesday to protest school closings and budget cuts.(You can get some idea of what happened from the #npswalkout hashtag on Twitter.) For some facts you Newark school funding, see here.
The part I found most impressive (besides that many students risking suspension for what is an act of civil disobedience) was the student testimony before the budget committee.
Clearly, these students have done their homework, and they know their stuff.